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Final plated dish of the hummus pasta topped with lemon slices, basil and crushed garlic
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Hummus Pasta

This creamy vegan Hummus Pasta is a healthy Mediterranean inspired recipe! It's all made in one pot and ready in 15 minutes - perfect for a weeknight meal!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 299kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup plain hummus
  • 1 pound spaghetti pasta
  • Juice of 1 lemon + zest
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil plus more for serving
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta and return to the pot to stay warm.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 5-7 minutes or until fragrant and they soften. Add the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant. Add the spinach and cook for 1 minute, or until is slightly wilts.
  • Add the hummus, about ½ cup of the pasta cooking water, the lemon juice and lemon zest, and stir until a creamy sauce forms. Add more pasta water to thin the sauce a little at time, as desired.
  • Transfer the cooked pasta to the skillet, turn off the heat and toss everything together. Top with basil and crushed red pepper.
  • Serve immediately with parmesan cheese or basil, if desired.

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Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.
Make Ahead Tips: You can make the pasta sauce up to a day in advance and then just add it to cooked pasta when ready.
Sourcing: Feel free to use any hummus you'd like. You can find it in the fresh deli section of most grocery stores. You can also use a homemade version if you'd like!
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However, if you prefer to skip the spinach or use different greens like kale, that works as well!

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.6mg